Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?
I don't think Rafa's draw was difficult apart from a possible meeting with Söderling.
Davydenko is surely a bad match-up for Rafa but clay and best of 5 is another story and as we have seen you have to beat a few other players first before you get the chance to play against Rafa.
It's not Rafa's fault that other players lose but does it really make a difference if he plays against Verdasco or Ljubicic?
Credit to Ivan for making a good run in the later days of his career but Rafa has played a few matches in Paris meanwhile, got used to the court and even though his level at the moment might not be as strong as in the past years he should win this match without losing a set.